Preparation phase

Scope definition

Defin­ing and com­mu­ni­cat­ing the scope of the ExO Sprints to the ExO Coach­es and ExO Sprints par­tic­i­pants is cru­cial to get­ting the right outcome.

Choosing Participants

Select­ing the right peo­ple for the ExO Sprints teams is half the bat­tle in achiev­ing a suc­cess­ful outcome.

Setting a Schedule

Cre­ate a sched­ule of dates and dai­ly flow before launch­ing your ExO Sprints. Ensur­ing that all par­tic­i­pants are com­mit­ted to the sched­ule is cru­cial to its smooth execution.
Key events to schedule:

Awake Session

The ExO Sprints kick­off. We high­ly rec­om­mend­ed con­duct­ing the kick­off as an in-per­son ses­sion; the event takes any­where from one hour to a full day.

Align Session

Option­al as an in-per­son meet­ing. Ses­sion can be either a set of in-per­son train­ing ses­sions to edu­cate par­tic­i­pants about the process­es and tools they will use dur­ing the ExO Sprints, or a series of learn­ing activ­i­ties (read­ing books and/or watch­ing videos).

Disruption Session

The mid­point of the ExO Sprints. Teams update oth­er ExO Sprints par­tic­i­pants and the company’s lead­er­ship team on the progress of their ini­tia­tives and receive feedback.

Launch Session

Teams present the final ver­sion of their ExO ini­tia­tives to the company’s lead­er­ship team. Ini­tia­tives are then select­ed for con­tin­ued development.

One of the key ele­ments of the ExO Sprints is mak­ing your orga­ni­za­tion aware of what’s hap­pen­ing in the world and what to do about it. Time to awak­en the organization!

The goal is to ensure that the mem­bers of your orga­ni­za­tion under­stand why it’s so impor­tant to trans­form the enter­prise. Every­one involved in the process should com­pre­hend how exter­nal indus­try dis­rup­tion might affect the indus­try, the dif­fer­ence between lin­ear and expo­nen­tial think­ing, the tremen­dous oppor­tu­ni­ties expo­nen­tial tech­nolo­gies bring in the form of abun­dance and how to take advan­tage of that abun­dance by build­ing Expo­nen­tial Organizations.

The for­mat of this ses­sion should be an in-per­son ses­sion, focused on Expo­nen­tial Orga­ni­za­tions, emerg­ing tech­nolo­gies and indus­try dis­rup­tion. It might also include hands-on exer­cis­es to facil­i­tate understanding.

Who should attend? An organization’s stake­hold­ers, the top lead­er­ship and mid-lev­el man­agers must attend the ses­sion, along with all ExO Sprints par­tic­i­pants. Any­one else inter­est­ed should be invit­ed as well. The more peo­ple with­in the orga­ni­za­tion who get the mes­sage, the wider awake it will be as a whole.

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